The next discussion group of Buddhism from the Ground Up will begin Sunday April 17, 2016 and continue on the third Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm. We study, discuss and meditate upon the Buddhist concepts and principles presented in a text which we read at home. Anyone interested in learning about Buddhism is welcome – no experience required.
Our next subject of study is the lojong, or mind training, slogans. These 59 pithy slogans are organized around the Seven Points of Training the Mind. The main text we will study is Pema Chodron’s “Start Where You Are.” She says in the introduction: “When I first read the lojong teachings I was struck by their unusual message that we can use our difficulties and problems to awaken our hearts . . . that it is unconditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to unconditional compassion for others.”
Other books that can augment the main text are “Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness” by Chogyam Trungpa and “Buddhism With an Attitude” by B. Alan Wallace. Trungpa Rinpoche said when he first received these teachings that “it was a great relief to him to find that Buddhism could be so practical and so helpful in everyday life.”
Lion’s Roar believes that education should nourish and develop our compassion, wisdom, kindness and happiness. All it takes is your curious and open mind to join and learn and practice the Buddha’s teachings.
There is no fee to participate in this discussion group. However a suggested donation of $15 is gratefully accepted.
Please check the calendar for dates, times and location.
For more information, contact Susan (Yeshe Zangmo) at email@example.com.